Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary Ksort descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3975 Alpine Video Tkach, Alex. producer-director Radical Skiing:Spills And Thrills Scarborough, Ontario, Canada: Quality Video, 1991 VHS60 min.
4101 Alpine Video Ernst, Chris. director The Eleven Commandments EXP Productions, 1995 VHS60 min
4227 Alpine Video Teton Gravity Research The Realm Teton Village, WY: Teton Gravity Research, 1999 VHS
4351 Alpine Wit & Humor Waters, Barry Totally Piste: The Ultimate Guide To Survival Skiing London: Pelham, 1988 86 p. illus
1140 Alpine Ability Testing Gregory, William Bres The Development Of A Skill Achievement Test For Beginning College Station, TX:Author, 1977 127 lvs. illus
1264 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain: Part II New York:Warner Books, 1978 270 p. illus
1141 Alpine Ability Testing McGinnis, Peter Martin Skills Tests For Discrimination of Alpine Skiing Ability Champaign-Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 1981 111 lvs. illus
1265 Alpine Biography Amstutz, Walter Portrait Of A Pioneer:Sir Arnold Lunn, 1883-1974 Zurich, Switzerland:De Clivio Press, 1979 20 p. ports.
1389 Alpine Conditioning Morris, Margaret Ski-ing Exercises New York: Greenberg, 1936 60 p. illus.
1515 Alpine Film Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Boston, MA:Patheschope Company, 1937? 16 mm. 30 min.
1642 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Wandering Skis Warren Miller Productions, 1952
1768 Alpine Film Beame, Bernard. producer & writer Bunnies, Bachelors And Broken Bones New York: CBS, 1964 16 mm. 27 min.
1895 Alpine Film Clark, Bruce. director The Ski Bum Avco-Embassy, 1971 94 min.
2021 Alpine Film Beaver Mountain Ski Area Logan, UT:Beaver Mountain Ski Area & Dept. of Ins 1979 16 mm. 18 min
2182 Alpine Guide Elkins, Frank The Complete Ski Guide New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1940 xvii, 286 p. illus. t
2435 Alpine Guide Vacation Vail, Beaver Creek Vail, CO:International Voyager Publications, 1989 80 p. illus
2561 Alpine Guide The Unofficial Guide To Skiing In The West London:Frommers/Transworld, 2002 608 p.
2688 Alpine Lifts Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, NY Columbian Ski-Tow Manual Auburn, NY:Columbian Rope Company, 1960 12 p. illus.
2813 Alpine Mountaineering Reynolds, Kev The Jura Milnethorpe:Cicerone, 1989 192 p. illus. maps
2934 Alpine Psychology Burnett, Keven Attention, Arousal And Performance: A Test Of The Predictive San Diego, CA:Author, 1989 127 lvs. illus